Banned Books Week

Written by Jennifer Harvey, Curriculum Librarian

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. This year, it falls between September 26−October 3, 2009. What books in the Calvin T. Ryan Library collection appear on the American Library Association’s Books Challenged & Banned in 2008-2009 list?

Alexie, ShermanThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian + PZ7.A382 Ab 2007

Anaya, Rudolfo A.Bless Me, Ultima PS3551.N27 B58 1990

AnonymousGo Ask Alice + PZ7 .G534

AviThe Fighting Ground + PZ7.A953 Fi 1984

Berendt, JohnMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil:  A Savannah Story F294.S2 B48 1994

Colfer, EoinThe Supernaturalist + PZ7.C677475 Su 2004

Collier, James L., and Christopher CollierMy Brother Sam Is Dead + PZ7.C678 My

Gardner, John C.Grendel PS3557.A712 G7 1972

Green, JohnLooking for Alaska + PZ7.G8233 Lo 2005

Grove, VickiThe Starplace + PZ7.G9275 St 1999

Harris, Robie H.It’s Perfectly Normal: A Book about Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health + HQ53 .H37 1994

Hosseini, KhaledThe Kite Runner PS3608.O832 K58 2003bbw_read

Huxley, AldousBrave New World PR6015.U9 B65 1991

Jahn-Clough, LisaMe, Penelope + PZ7.J153536 Me 2007

Lee, HarperTo Kill a Mockingbird + PS3562.E353 T6 1982

Maguire, GregoryWicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West PS3563.A3535 W5 2007

Mason, Bobbie AnnIn Country PS3563.A7877 I5 1989

Meyer, Stephenie H.Breaking Dawn (the Twilight Saga) + PZ7.M5717515 Br 2008

Meyer, Stephenie H.Eclipse (the Twilight Saga) + PZ7.M5717515 Ec 2007

Meyer, Stephenie H.New Moon (the Twilight Saga) + PZ7.M57188 New 2008

Meyer, Stephenie H.Twilight (the Twilight Saga) + PZ7.M57188 Tw 2006

Morrison, ToniThe Bluest Eye PS3563.O8749 B55 2003bbw_speak

Myers, Walter DeanFallen Angels + PZ7.M992 Fal 1988

Nixon, Joan LoweryWhispers from the Dead + PZ7.N65 Wh 1991

Pullman, PhilipThe Golden Compass + PZ7.P968 Go 1996

Rennison, LouiseAngus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson + PZ7.R29114 An 2001

Richardson, Justin, and Peter ParnellAnd Tango Makes Three + PZ10.3.R414 Tan 2005

Salinger, J. D.The Catcher in the Rye PS3537.A426 C3 1951

Sebold, AliceThe Lovely Bones PS3619.E26 L68 2002

Seierstad, ÅsneThe Bookseller of Kabul CT1877.5.K48 S45 2003

Stroud, JonathanThe Amulet of Samarkand + PZ7.S92475 Am 2003

Stroud, JonathanThe Golem’s Eye + PZ7.S92475 Go 2004

Stroud, Jonathan—Ptolemy’s Gate + PZ7.S92475 Pt 2006bbw_know

Taylor, Mildred D.The Land + PZ7.T21723 Lan 2001

Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn + PS1305 .A1

Walker, AliceThe Color Purple PS3573.A425 C6 1982

Zinn, HowardA People’s History of the United States E178 .Z75 2003